On the move at Cannon & Wendt Electric, Platinum Living Realty
Cannon & Wendt Electric announces the promotion of two
Cannon & Wendt Electric Co., one of the leading electrical service firms in the Valley, announced the promotion of Chuck Celaya to manager of construction services and Bryce Godard to manager of preconstruction and design. Both Celaya and Godard will work in conjunction with one another to lead the company’s construction efforts and discover more ways to fulfill the needs of Cannon & Wendt’s clients.
“Bryce and Chuck have dedicated many years of their time and energy into continually improving our project quality and industry relationships,” said Shane Snyder, Cannon & Wendt President. “Their hard work and experience do not go unnoticed; I couldn’t think of two better professionals to take on these positions for our company.”
Celaya has over 32 years of experience with Cannon & Wendt and, having originally started with the company in 1988 as an apprentice electrician, has experienced every position from apprentice to project supervisor. He brings a depth of experience working on projects, including Corning Gilbert, Maricopa County Sherriff’s Training Facility, and Sky Harbor Airport. In his most recent position as project supervisor, Celaya managed numerous data center projects throughout the Valley.
“I look forward to continuing to add to the growth and success of Cannon & Wendt for years to come,” said Celaya, manager of construction services. “Working to develop the current and future employee owners of Cannon & Wendt is an exciting task that I am proud to champion and help build upon the existing programs we have in place.”
Godard has over 20 years with the company and, having started his career as a project manager for Cannon & Wendt, has gradually taken on larger projects in upwards of $20 million. With the industry moving in a direction that requires strong preconstruction and design processes, this new position has been created to devote even more attention to preconstruction and design.
“I plan to continue to provide our customers with the valued service we have been known for over the past 75 years, along with expand our current processes to create an even stronger experience for customers, employees and the community,” said Godard, manager of preconstruction and design.
Platinum Living Realty adds three to staff
• Platinum Living Realty, an independent luxury real estate brokerage with five offices across Arizona, announced that Kathleen Cummings has joined the brokerage. With an extensive background in both real estate and corporate health care sales, Cummings brings a high level of professionalism and integrity to her real estate practice.
“Kathleen epitomizes hard work and excellence in customer service throughout every aspect of the real estate experience,” said Michelle Macklin, co-owner of Platinum Living Realty. “Kathleen is a welcome addition to the Platinum Living Realty team of agents ready to work with home buyers and sellers across the Valley.”
Kathleen describes herself as a lifestyle real estate expert specializing in luxury homes, private gated, golf and amenity-rich communities. Helping clients find a dream home and community that best fits their lifestyle is one of her top priorities.
“I believe it is my responsibility not only to represent my clients to the best of my ability, but to also educate and arm them with the right information and insights so that they can make the best possible decisions,” said Cummings. “I look forward to fully utilizing Platinum Living Realty’s extensive suite of tools to further help my clients.”
Kathleen is an active member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® and the Arizona Association of REALTORS®. She holds the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Seller Representative Specialist and Accredited Staging Professional certifications. She has received multiple Distinguished Sales Society awards and was recognized as a Million Dollar Guild® Award recipient by the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist Association.
Kathleen is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Maryland where she obtained a Master of Science in Nursing Administration with a concentration in Managed Care. In her spare time, she volunteers with the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, DC Ranch Homeowners Association and Christ’s Church Of The Valley, CCV. She also enjoys working out, hiking, biking, golf and spending time with family and friends.
• Platinum Living Realty announced that Michelle Noma has joined the brokerage. With a background in education and passion for knowledge, Noma is constantly learning about the real estate market to best suit her clients’ needs.
“Michelle’s strong work ethic combined with her patience and experience keeps her clients calm and happy throughout the home buying or selling process,” said Jay Macklin, co-owner of Platinum Living Realty. “With client satisfaction being her number one priority, we are pleased to welcome Michelle to Platinum Living Realty.”
Before fleeing the frigid winters of the Midwest, to relocate to Scottsdale, Arizona, Noma earned her bachelor’s and master’s Degrees in Education from Central Michigan University. She now uses her education background to guide home buyers and sellers step by step through the process, making it as smooth and stress-free as possible.
“I never tire of meeting new people, exploring homes, searching for the perfect property for a client,” said Noma. “I’m thrilled to bring my passion for helping people through the real estate process to Platinum Living Realty.”
Noma also holds her Broker’s license and carries designations that best help her meet her clients’ needs, such as Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), First Time Home Buyer Consultant (FTHBC), Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource Certification (SFR) and Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE).
• Platinum Living Realty announced that Matt Derdivanis has joined the brokerage. With a diverse background in customer service, Derdivanis brings a unique focus to serving his clients’ interests.
“Simply by looking at the number of referrals Matt receives from his clients, you know that he follows through on his commitments and is a well regarded real estate agent,” said Jay Macklin, co-owner of Platinum Living Realty. “We’re proud to welcome the only the highest quality agents like Matt to Platinum Living Realty.”
Derdivanis says he his devoted to delivering “Five Star” service in every client situation, which means working devotedly for his clients with honesty, integrity and enthusiasm.
“Understanding the Arizona marketplace is one thing; providing the kind of service that lasts a lifetime is my goal with every client,” said Derdivanis. “I look forward to continuing to build on my customer service and negotiating skills at Platinum Living Realty.”
Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Derdivanis also spent time growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, returning to Phoenix in 1993. A cause close to Derdivanis’ heart is finding a cure for leukemia, a disease that Derdivanis successfully helped his mother overcome after he underwent a stem cell haploid transplant to save her life. This experience brought Derdivanis closer to the cause for finding a cure and taught him to cherish all that life has to offer.
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